Technology - Convenience

Do we really need it?

  Facebook, Twitter, Amazon??? Crowd Funding.

    Amazon age percentage who use: Over 65 60%   35-54 68%   18-34 81% 

    As of December 2019, there were an estimated 112 million U.S. Amazon Prime subscribers,

Do we really need all the iPhone applications?

 

Many innovations or new products are the result of someone with an

idea on how to make their life easier or to improve everyone's life.

   Mark Cuban -  Audionet became Broadcast.com in 1998.

   In 1999 Broadcast.com was acquired by Yahoo! for $5.7 billion in Yahoo! stock.  

 

Rewards Cards

   Lowes

   Casinos 

   Supermarkets

   Travel 

 

Points/rewards

   One casino gives rewards for playing and everyone had to follow.

The 6 Best Crowdfunding Platforms of 2021
     Best Overall: 
Indiegogo
     Best for Startups: 
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     Best for Nonprofits: 
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     Best for Investing: 
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     Best for Individuals: 
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     Best for Creative Professionals: 
Patreon

Gambling

Casino machines

  Coins in/out

     Buy rolls of coins   

     Dirty

     Slow

     Coin Jams

     Cash out slow and buckets to cash in

   Bill acceptor changed everything

     Ticket in

     Ticket out

     Game speeds up to 4 or 5 times faster

   Old machines one denomination and one game

   New machines multi-denomination and multi games

      1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 cents and dollars.

      One machine replaces literally more than one hundred games.

   

Poker Stars and more

   Card cam made TV shows popular

 

Sports Fan

   Fan Ball

   Used to need iSDN line

   Pod Cast

 

Charity request

Google is the ultimate expert in database management and data mining.

   In 2001 their advertising revenue was less than $80 million.

   In 2020 it was $146.9 billion (more than $401 million a day).

 

Internet presence

   Need to keep up with competition

   Evolves

   Innovations

   Google

   iPhone was introduced in 2007

   Bezos. Amazon - began as an online book store in Jeff Bezos' home garage.

          In 1994, Jeff Bezos decided to take advantage of the internet's potential.

   Facebook, Twitter, etc. 

 

Cell phones long distance calls

    Messaging

    Movies, text, songs

    Apps

 

128k of mem. $20k

Fax machines

Drive thru

Online ordering

Seat belts. Air conditioning. 

Travel agent - reservations

 

Those turned down a number of time

   JK Rowling. Harry Potter

   Mario Puzo godfather. 

   Reality shows spurns more

The first advertisement for iPhone was aired during the 79th Academy Awards

on February 25, 2007, on American Broadcasting Company.

On June 4, 2007, Apple released four advertisements announcing a June 29, 2007, release date.

If I came to you 11 years ago and said that I had an idea to take my Nokia cell phone and:

     Make it as Internet friendly as my desktop computer.

     Make it work as a GPS.

     Make it a high definition camera, including video.

     Make it a high quality music player and store thousands of songs on it.

     Allow me to download and watch movies on it.

     Runs thousands of “apps” that will allow my cell phone experience to be helpful, educational and fun.

     And much, much more.